Griffith University Admissions 2022: Requirements, Fee Details & FAQs ,Gold Coast,Australia

  • Gold Coast,Australia

The Australian university started its campus teaching about 40 years ago, and hence has deep connections with the international institutions and industries around the world, especially in the Asian region. It has carved a niche as prominent comprehensive research university of Australia that ranks amongst the top 2% of the world universities.

Proudly tagged as ‘remarkable’ as its norm, Griffith strives to produce remarkable people who better the world, remarkable experiences that transform people and communities, and remarkable contributions that change future forever. The institution believes in making its education easily accessible to all the aspirants who show remarkable academic talent and outstanding research potential. Hence, it is recognised for not only providing excellent on-campus training but also for offering brilliant online courses, which are globally admired by the students.

Table of Contents
  1. Courses Offered
  2. Eligibility & Documents Required
  3. Application & Tuition Fees
  4. Scholarships & Financial Aid
  5. Admission Process
  6. Student Diversity & Preferred Profile
  7. Part Time Work While Studying
  8. Campuses & Accommodation
  9. University Contact Information

Courses Offered

What all courses are available to international students?

Griffith University offers more than 200 degrees in various disciplines to all its national and international students. Additionally, it has been offering online education to global students for the past 20 years.

Study Areas

  • Architecture, construction and planning
  • Business and government
  • Criminology and law
  • Education
  • Engineering, IT and aviation
  • Humanities, languages and social science
  • Medicine, dentistry and health
  • Music and performing arts
  • Science and environment
  • Visual and creative arts


As a comprehensive and research-intensive university, Griffith is popular as the first-ever Australian university to have introduced a broad array of emerging research areas, such as:

  • Asian Studies
  • Forensic Science
  • Environmental Sciences

Research Areas:

  • Creative Arts
  • Social Science
  • Humanities
  • Physical Science
  • Natural Science
  • Engineering and IT
  • Health and Medicine

Research Network:

  • 11 self-funded research centres and institutes
  • 11 externally-funded research centres and institutes

Research Support Services:

  • Research grants
  • Human and animal ethics
  • Research integrity
  • Research education and development
  • Research performance
  • Research development
  • Publications and outputs

As per the latest analysis conducted on Excellence in Research for Australia, Griffith has struck the benchmark of conducting quality research, of which 99% is above world standard.

Eligibility & Documents Required

What are the eligibility requirements?

The minimum programme-wise eligibility criteria that international applicants need to meet before applying to Griffith University is given below:

Undergraduate Level Eligibility Requirements

  • Basic education: All India Senior School Certificate Examination (AISSCE) awarded by either of:

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

Council For The Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE)

  • Standardised exam (either of):

Graduate Level Eligibility Requirements

  • Basic education: Bachelor’s degree or higher from a recognised university with a minimum GPA of 5 on a scale of 7
  • Standardised exam: No GRE or GMAT score required

MBA Eligibility Requirements

  • Basic education: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline a minimum GPA of 4.5 (using a 7.0 point scale)
  • Standardised exam: GMAT with an overall score of 550
  • Work experience: 3 years of full-time professional experience as follows:
    • Relevant work experience: 2 years
    • Demonstrating leadership experience: 1 year

Master of Philosophy (MPhil) Eligibility Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with at least class IIB honours incorporating a significant research component

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Eligibility Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with class I honours or class IIA honours
  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) incorporating a significant research component

Mandatory English Proficiency

Since the mode of education is English across all courses, international applicants from non-English-speaking countries need to prove their language proficiency. International applicants at Griffith need to provide either of the following for undergraduate, postgraduate, and research programmes:

  • IELTS: Minimum of 6.5 bands (no less than 6 bands in each section)
  • TOEFL: Minimum score of 575 in paper-based or 79 in internet-based
  • PTE Academic: Overall score of 58 (no less than 50 in each section)
  • ISLPR: Score of more than 3 in each skill
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (C1 Advanced): Minimum overall score of 176 (no less than 169 in each section)
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (C2 Proficiency): Minimum overall score of 176 (no less than 169 in each section)

Note: For some degrees, the eligibility criteria may be slightly higher as compared to most of the other courses. Admission to certain degree courses is based on only a specific English proficiency score. To learn more about the specific entry requirements, it is recommended to visit the exact page of the intended course on the official website.

What documents are needed for the application?

International students need the following set of documents while applying at Griffith University:

*Copies must be signed and stamped by the public notary such as lawyer, policeman, solicitor, or embassy official after they have checked the original documents.

Note: These are general requirements for applying to Griffith any may vary with different courses. It is recommended to check the exact requirements from the course page of the official website.

Application & Tuition Fees

Is there any application fees?

A non-refundable application fee of AUD 50 is chargeable to the international aspirants across all the courses applied during and after Trimester 2 of 2021 Intake.

What is the fee structure of courses offered by the university?

The annual tuition fee for all the programmes offered to international students at Griffith University is as follows:

Course Type

Tuition Fee*

Bachelor Degrees

AUD 28,500

Master Degrees

AUD 36,500


AUD 40, 500


AUD 33,500

Source: Griffith University

*Fee varies depending on the course and progressive years. We encourage you to check the school/department’s website for the exact fee.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Is there any scholarship or financial aid available for international students?

Griffith offers exciting opportunities to all its students to show their excellence and grants generous awards to support the expensive studies especially in the case of international students. Students from all the courses such as undergraduate, postgraduate, research, and pathway programmes are eligible to apply for these scholarships. While applying for these, students must establish their remarkable profiles and outstanding achievements in academics while convincing the university about their potential to make a positive contribution to their community.

Merit Scholarships

  • Award: 20-25% of tuition fee
  • Eligibility: Students from all courses
  • Application: During course application

Research Scholarships

  • Award: Tuition fee, international health covers, relocation allowances, and stipends consumed as living allowances
  • Eligibility: High-quality research students (granted on case basis)
  • Application: Round the year

Note: Some of the research scholarships are also restricted to particular research areas. Students are encouraged to consult the authorities or check the university website for details.

Admission Process

When do the admissions start?

At Griffith University, applications can be made all year round. It means that both national and international students may apply to any particular course at any point in time. Upon closing of the most recent application, students may apply for the next intake.

Since the university follows a trimester system, students may apply in the following intakes:

Admission Begins*

  • Trimester 1: January end
  • Trimester 2: Early June
  • Trimester 3: September end

*Deadlines may vary depending on the course or department. We encourage you to check the school/department’s website for exact deadlines.

What are the steps to the application process? Is there any Pathway option available?

International students need to follow the application steps given below:

Step 1: Choose the degree: From the exhaustive list of numerous courses, students need to finalise a course of their choice.

Step 2: Check the entry requirements and eligibility to enrol in a programme: Non-eligible candidates may apply through the Pathway programmes.

Step 3: Check eligible to apply for credit: Students with an existing formal qualification or relevant work experience may be eligible to receive credit. Availing this credit reduces the course duration. There is a ‘credit for previous study’ section at the time of application, wherein students need to submit thedetails of qualification (academic or professional).

Step 4: Documentation: Students must prepare the supporting documents as discussed above.

Step 5: Apply online at Indian students need to find an international registered recruitment representative or an agent to help in the online application.

Step 6: Track the application: Students can log into Griffith International Application System and track their application status anytime.

Pathway Programmes:

Non-eligible international aspirants may choose from either of the following pathway options:

  • Guaranteed admission scheme
  • VET pathways to Griffith
  • Griffith personal statement
  • Bridging and enabling programs
  • Upgrading via university study
  • Griffith College
  • STAT and employment experience
  • Logan direct admission scheme
  • Single course of study
  • Aptitude for Engineering assessment

Note: Students must keep checking the application status and interview dates with their agents.

When will I hear from the university after I submit my application?

Once the admission committee has decided on an application, it notifies the concerned student via email within two-to-three days.

Application Decisions*:

  • Graduate application: End of October
  • Other application: End of January
  • Graduate interview: November

*Deadlines may vary depending on the course or department. We encourage you to check the school/department’s website for exact deadlines.

Student Diversity & Preferred Profile

How difficult is it to get an admission? What is the acceptance rate of the university for international students?

Griffith University admits thousands of students from over 50 countries each year. Being a deemed university, it surprisingly has a good acceptance rate. At any given point, Griffith has shown an international student body of 14-18%, out of which maximum students fall under the age group of 20-25 years. International students find their place in the university through various undergraduate, postgraduate, research, and pathway programs. Many international students also become a part of the Griffith family through their online programmes.

How many Indian/international students are studying at the university?

With over 50,000 total students enrolled in the five physical campuses as well as online teaching, Griffith is home to many international students. The university boasts of a student body comprising almost 9,000 international students with a network of over 2,00,000 alumni extending across 130 countries. Considering diversity in student body, the ratio of male verses female is also quite surprising which remains anywhere from 18% to 25% higher in female students.

Part Time Work While Studying

Can I work while studying here?

Griffith allows its students to find on-campus jobs while they study at the university. It helps them relate to the surroundings, build a network, and most importantly, strengthen their profiles.

How to Find Job?

Students may choose from the opportunities offered to them through advertisements on the employment notice boards of the campuses.

Working Conditions for UG and PG Students

  • Students must wait for the course commencement before starting to work in Australia
  • Working hours must not exceed under any circumstances
  • Time spent as part of employment related to the study programme or voluntary work is not counted in working hours

Research Students

All the research students are eligible to work during their study tenure for unlimited hours; however, there is a limit to their earnings in the paid employment.

Working Hours

Working hours for international students vary based on their visa restrictions. Often, study visas allow the students the following working hours:

  • Up to 40 hours in a fortnight during the semester
  • Unrestricted hours during semester break

Restricted Working Hours

Working hours change with the conditions applied to the visa of international students. The following four-week period after the course commencement can be referred to as an example in the variation of working hours:

Weekly Hours:

  • Week 1: 15 hours of work
  • Week 2: 25 hours of work
  • Week 3: 25 hours of work
  • Week 4: 10 hours of work

Fortnightly Hours:

  • Fortnight of weeks 1 and 2: Working hours were 40 hours fortnightly
  • Fortnight of weeks 1 and 2: Working hours increased to 50 hours fortnightly
  • Fortnight of weeks 3 and 4: Working hours reduced to 35 hours fortnightly

Note: Before applying for work or before starting to work in Australia, international students must check for all the restrictions and privileges on the study visa. They must also abide by the rules of working in the country as well as make themselves aware of the minimum wages offered in Australia.

Campuses & Accommodation

How many campuses does the university have?

Griffith has five campuses that span across three cities in the South East Queensland boasting state-of-the-art infrastructure and latest facilities along with student support services.

Clubs and Societies

The university has more than 120 clubs and societies that help students to connect with other students sharing the same interests and build their networks. Ranging from educational and professional to cultural, community, political, recreational, religious, sporting, and special interest groups, these clubs attract students from all the departments of the university. As icing on the cake, Griffith supports its students in starting their clubs if they do not find any of the 120 existing clubs and societies interesting. Divided into two major categories, these are:

  • Brisbane and Logan clubs
  • Gold Coast clubs

Campus Facilities

  • Lecture theatres
  • Sports
  • Food and drink
  • Library
  • Studio and labs
  • Shops
  • Computers and printing
  • Child care

Support Services

  • Student enquiries
  • Health, counselling, and wellbeing
  • Financial support
  • Career support
  • International student support
  • IT support
  • Disability and accessibility support
  • Study support
  • Equity and diversity
  • Student mentoring

Health and Medical Services

  • Flu clinics
  • Drug and alcohol support
  • Sun safety
  • Mental health nurse
  • Beat smoking
  • Sexual health
  • Online health and wellness centre

International students may utilise all the services mentioned above.

Is on-campus housing available? How much does it cost?

Griffith recommends all its students to live on campus and utilise the facilities for their benefits and overall growth.

Benefits of Living On-Campus

  • Close to professors, laboratories, and libraries
  • Active social life
  • Strong foundations
  • Better networking
  • Social activities
  • 24x7 campus security
  • Study support
  • Student services
  • 24x7 pastoral support and care
  • Easy accessibility to shopping sites
  • Public transport
  • Nearby Brisbane city
  • Multicultural experience

Accommodation Facilities

  • Common areas
  • Internet and phone
  • Laundry facilities
  • Parking
  • Gym
  • Security

Accommodation Options

Check out the options to choose from:


Room Type

Cost per week for 2021

Bellenden Ker

Single bedroom

AUD 170

Barakula, Kinaba, and Girraween

7 – 8 bedroom flat

AUD 166

3 – 6 bedroom flat

AUD 174

Mt Gravatt College

Single bedroom

AUD 170

Postgraduate flats

Postgraduate flat

AUD 208

Additional Fees


Rate per trimester

Capital and development levy

AUD 115

Residential life levy

AUD 125

Source: Griffith University

Estimate of Living Expenses

Given below is the list of possible living expenses to be considered while finalising any accommodation option:

Possible Expenses

Cost* (per week)

Groceries and Eating Out

AUD 80 – 280

Gas and Electricity

AUD 20 – 50

Phone and Internet

AUD 20 – 55

Public transport

AUD 20 – 55

Car (after purchase)

AUD 150 – 260


AUD 80 – 150

On-campus accommodation

AUD 166 – 208

Off-campus accommodation

AUD 160 – 450


AUD 190 – 280

Other Expected Expenses

Cost (per meal)

Fast food meal



AUD 19.50

Regular coffee

AUD 4.40

Pint of Beer

AUD 5.40


AUD 16

Movie ticket

AUD 12.50

Monthly gym membership

AUD 53

Source: Griffith University

*Cost shared above is as per the year 2019. Students must note that these rates are subject to change with progressive years.

Note: The above costs are exclusive of the security deposit, clothing, health insurance, and study material such as textbooks.

Health Insurance

International students must get an Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) as a mandate of Study Visa. Students may connect with the authorities to receive information regarding this cover while applying for accommodation.

How to Apply?

International students must follow the steps given below to apply for accommodation:

Step 1: To apply for on-campus accommodation, students must register with a new account to apply for accommodation.

Step 2: After registration, log in to the university’s accommodation portal.

Step 3: Select ‘New Student Application’.

Step 4: Fill in the details asked in the form.

Step 5: Pay the application fee of AUD 55 via GriffithPay.

Step 6: Wait for the application and academic status to be confirmed.

Step 7: Check email notifications to log in again and receive the accommodation offer.

Getting on-campus accommodation is not difficult for international students as long as they apply on time.

University Contact Information

Whom should I contact in case of any doubts?

International students may reach the official website at or directly call on +61 73 73 56 425 for any queries.

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